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Regulators reportedly concerned over health data security
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Apple Inc. representatives reportedly had talks in recent months with Federal Trade Commission officials to make clear that the Cupertino company will prevent the sale of its users’ health information to third parties, such as insurers.

Two people familiar with the FTC’s thinking told Reuters Thursday that the agency is concerned about the protection of users’ sensitive health data, eyeing Apple Watch and other mobile devices designed to collect and track such information.

Though there is no sign that the FTC will formally probe Apple over any potential collection of health data, the anonymous sources told Reuters that the agency has made it a priority to investigate whether mobile health developers who sell apps for mobile operating systems are taking precautions to safeguard user privacy.

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